Today’s Swagbucks success story is from Erica:
My husband was accepted to the Graduate Program of his dreams on March 2, 2013. This is incredibly exciting, but also incredibly daunting as it will mean we have to move to a new town and quit both our jobs. I hope to freelance and eventually find a new job in our new town, but for at least a short time this Fall we will be living entirely on savings and student loans.
So we have been saving every penny we can this Spring and Summer, which is quite difficult because my husband and I need to purchase textbooks, clothing for a drastically different climate, and pay for assorted moving expenses.
We have long gone without a printer since we both graduated from college, but my husband felt (and I agreed) that a printer will be a true necessity for us in this new adventure. We will be living in a very cold climate and foregoing the use of a car in favor of public transit and walking. It’s just not realistic for us to expect to make use of the school’s library printers all the time. I knew we needed a printer. However, I just couldn’t stomach paying for it out of pocket.
I new exactly what printer I wanted and how much it would cost on Amazon.com. So for roughly three months, I have been plugging away on Swagbucks trying to save up the Amazon gift cards to purchase our printer. Recently, I have been hitting the Daily Goal on Swagbucks every day, which really ramped up the pace at which I was able to earn Amazon gift cards.
A couple weeks ago, we hit our goal! $85 in gift cards and the printer was priced slightly lower than normal at $84.99.
The delayed gratification of saving and working a little bit each day for something that we need makes the feeling of success even sweeter!